Paneer Makhani - Butter Paneer

Paneer Makhani is a North Indian  dish made with paneer and cooked in rich creamy tomato gravy. It is also known as BUTTER PANEER. It is spicy food and especially the garlic ginger paste enhances the spicy flavor of the dish and the use of cream or milk makes the recipe tastier. In most of the paneer recipes, we use onions. But here in this recipe we use tomato gravy. Now, lets start cooking this yummy and delicious Paneer Makhani or Butter Paneer.


1 cup paneer, cut into cubes or diamond or triangle
3 big red tomatoes
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp butter
1 green chilli
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 cup thick cream
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander butter
1 tbsp kasturi methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
salt to taste
coriander leaves, for garnishing


1: Grind tomatoes and green chilli to a smooth paste adding little water if needed.

2: Melt the butter in a pan, add cumin powder, ginger garlic paste and saute for few minutes.

3: Now add turmeric powder, tomato paste, salt, mix well and let it cook on medium flame till butter leaves from all the sides.

4: Now add red chilli powder, garam masala, kasturi methi, coriander powder, mix well and add paneer cubes. Add little water, cover with lid and cook for couple of minutes. Adjust salt.

5: Now add cream and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add water if needed to adjust consistency of your gravy, cook for a minute or so and remove from the heat.

6: Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, naan or rice.


Instead of  cream, i added  milk.

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julie said...

Deliciously done..yummmmmmmmmy!!
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sangee vijay said...

hi Archana
first time have a lovely blog and loved all your recipes...want to share more from you , following you :) this butter paneer looks so yummy and lovely it!!
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Vardhini said...

Loving it. I have a paneer gravy recipe in my drafts too. Thx for linking to the event.

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